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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Scientists discover new variability in iron supply to the oceans with climate implications

Scientists discover new variability in iron supply to the oceans with climate implications
Southampton, UK (SPX) Jul 23, 2013 - supply of dissolved iron to oceans around continental shelves has been found to be more variable by region than previously believed - with implications for future climate prediction. Iron is key to the removal of carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere as it promotes the growth of microscopic marine plants (phytoplankton), which mop up the greenhouse gas and lock it away in the ocean. ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_discover_new_variability_in_iron_supply_to_the_oceans_with_climate_implications_999.html

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